Ongoing Events
Open Studio

Saturdays 11 AM until 2 PM The Awakenings Project Studio is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. All Artists are welcome to join us for a "drop-in" art-making session. Guests and observers are always welcome. Call (630)606-8732, for more information. In the Professional Building at 164 Division, #415, Elgin, IL.

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Open Studio

Wednesdays noon until 2 PM Artists are welcome to join us for a "drop-in" art-making session. Please call ahead, because it is not always open. If drawing or painting is not your thing, you can journal, write essays, poetry, your autobiography, short stories, or novels. It's at The Awakenings Project Studio.

Reaching Out

Several members of The Awakenings Project have led "Imagery Journaling" at the late, great Larkin Center in Elgin, at West Chicago Terrace nursing home and at Wheaton Care Center. We've also led art groups at theDuPage Convalescent Center.  The groups were project-oriented, and each member created a functional and beautiful piece of artwork with a little help from Awakenings. All of these programs were partially supported by a grant from the Community Arts Access Program, which is funded by The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the now unfortunately defunct Hinsdale Center for the Arts. Logo: Illinois Arts Council

Events and Activities

The MOST RECENT Awakenings Review, Fall 2017 issue is currently available. Order your copy(ies) NOW from the orders/subscriptions page on this website. We are trying to get back on an annual schedule, so keep an eye out for Vol. 7 Num. 2, hopefully coming out in Fall 2018. We still have a few copies of the first ever and CURRENTLY released CD of Music and Poetry by Awakenings artists. If you would like to order a copy, please let us know via our Contact Us page. They are $10 each, plus $5 Shipping & Handling. We accept checks via snail-mail or online payments via PayPal. Thanks! And special thanks to Mandy Rakow for all her hard work in turning this dream into a reality!

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If you know of a venue that would like to have an Awakenings Exhibit, please contact us using our Contact Us page on this website. Thanks!

 

Upcoming Event:

The Awakenings Project has been invited to exhibit at St. Mark's Church in Glen Ellyn. The dates of the exhibit are set for April 8 through June 17. The date for the reception has not yet been determined. We're also looking for a title for the show, and a representative image for the poster and other publicity. Suggestions?

 

Tentative Dates and Locations Planned for Exhibitions in 2018

Winfield Public Library has requested an exhibit of Awakenings Artwork. Dates and other details TBD.

Wheaton Public Library has requested an exhibit of Awakenings Artwork in their new Arts and Culture section, either in October or December. Once the date has been determined, it will be updated here.

Burning Bush Art Gallery has once again invited us to exhbit there. Tentative Dates are: September 5 - October 2, 2018. It's such a great space, with lots of activities taking place. Hope you'll join us!

 

 

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